Senator Pans Downtown Arena, Residents May Sue
A Senator says El Pasoans did NOT vote for an arena.
According to elpasoheraldpost.com, a statement from State Senator Jose Rodriguez, read to City Council Tuesday morning, said:
People did not vote for an arena. They voted for a “multipurpose center” meant for performances and cultural events.
He added that he supported the new venue, and still does, but further support requires two things:
- We need to know that these projects will enhance our community, which means respecting the people, places, and history that is so special and unique to El Paso.
- We need to know that we are getting exactly what we asked for, that there was a process that was consistent, transparent, and inclusive every step of the way.
KVIA.com says residents may file a lawsuit against the city over this. Many worry construction will destroy historic and privately owned properties. A successful lawsuit could eliminate that worry.
This just keeps getting better…